Liverpool told to consider Conor Gallagher transfer as Chelsea midfielder, on loan at Crystal Palace, impresses on England debut March 27, 2022 – Posted in: Soccer
Conor Gallagher impressed on his England debut and talkSPORT was told that Liverpool should consider signing him.
The midfielder has been a revelation at Crystal Palace this season while on loan from Chelsea.
The 22-year-old has scored eight Premier League goals – the same as Blues top scorer in the competition Mason Mount.
He has also helped Palace reach the FA Cup semi-final, but unfortunately will not be able to play due to them drawing his parent club.
Gareth Southgate righty rewarded Gallagher with his Three Lions debut, showing touches of class in a 2-1 victory over Switzerland.
Former Chelsea striker Tony Cascarino believes Liverpool would benefit from having a player like the midfielder in their side.
“Conor Gallagher is an outstanding attacking midfielder who always looks like he’s going to get a goal or make an assist,” Cascarino told Weekend Sports Breakfast.
“I like him because I don’t think there’s too many of his type around.
“Liverpool, for me, if they had a player like that as well adding him behind their front three, with his ability to get goals.
“Chelsea would never sell him to Liverpool, but they’d do really well with him.
“Conor Gallagher will get goals. Whether or not he will get his chance at Chelsea, I don’t know. No one at Chelsea can do what he does, but it depends if Thomas Tuchel wants to play that kind of player in his system.
“I hope he does give him a chance.”
Southgate himself was pleased with what he saw from his debutant as he named a youthful side for the international friendly.
“I saw what I see for his club really,” Southgate said when speaking to talkSPORT. “I thought his pressing was excellent. He has tremendous energy and when he goes he doesn’t just get close to people, he wins the ball back and turns it over.
“He played one fabulous pass for Harry Kane.
“Some other bits of his in possession could have been tidier, but he should be really happy with his debut.”
Former England defender Stuart Pearce added his plaudits to the conversation.
He told talkSPORT: “Gallagher was the pick [of the debutants]. The hour he had he impressed. Plenty of energy as you would expect and he took his club form onto the international stage.
“Behind him, [Marc] Guehi had a solid game and got better and better as the game went on.
“England improved in the second half and when they made the substitutes they went up to another level as well to get us over the line.”
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